Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Tue Sep 20 11:40:11 UTC 2016

> On 09/20/2016 07:03 AM, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
>> Because netjack isn't good enough
> correct.
> jack can have a single timebase master and likewise netjack has a single
> net-master.
> Ableton-Link is decentralized: Multiple performers can interact with
> each other on an equal level (no master/slave semantics).
> It's not groundbreaking tech. Laptop orchestras and the likes have used
> similar techniques since a while, but all prior-art that I know is ad-hoc.
> As far as I know this is the only protocol concerning *musical-time*
> that's spec'ed out, has a cross-platform reference implementation and
> potential to find its way into hardware.
> Feel free to criticize the protocol on a technical level or hunt for
> bugs in the implementation ... or simply ignore it silently.

So then the next question would be is there any reason NOT to integrate it
directly into JACK?

Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd

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